WRITTEN BY CHUKWUEMEKA MODILIM
A bill for a law to provide for the regulation, promotion and control of all gaming activities and establishment of a Gaming Board has scaled second reading in the State House of Assembly.
The bill which emanated from the Executive Arm of Government was presented to the House by the Majority Leader, Chief Victor Okoye during yesterday's plenary.
According to the Majority Leader, the bill seeks to establish a Board that will regulate activities of gaming businesses, including Nijabeth, Naira beth among others which are business ventures being undertaken by many people.
On his part, the Chairman House Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Kingsley Iruba explained that the regulations of gaming activities are designed to enable the licensee, operators and their employees, gaming clients, stakeholders in the industry and general public ensure that gaming activities uphold the highest standards to ensure a fair and safe gaming experiences that protect players, minors and the society from the adverse consequences of gaming and gambling.
In his contribution, the Chief Whip, Chief Lawrence Ezeudu noted that the bill will stimulate economic growth, create job opportunities for the unemployed citizens.
Others who spoke in favour of the motion were Hon. Timothy Ifedioramma representing Njikoka One Constituency, his Orumba North counterpart, Hon Romanus Obi and the member representing Ayamelum Constituency, Mr. Uchenna Okafor, while the Speaker, Barrister Rita Maduagwu read out the bill.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS